The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls
Pablo Picasso

If you’re stopping by my studio, chances are something magical is in the works. Did you meet the love of your life? Welcoming a baby into your home? Coming up on your 50th wedding anniversary? Let me be the first to wish you a big, hearty Mazel Tov! Whatever the occasion, I am here to help you celebrate the important passages of life with meaningful art that will forever remind you of this special moment.

Hi, I’m Anna Abramzon. I create soulful, whimsical paintings with a Jewish twist. My paintings capture the spirit and beauty of traditional motifs, while combining them with a fresh, contemporary perspective.

It all started with a love story

I was fresh out of art school when I moved to beautiful, mysterious Jerusalem, Israel in search of adventure and inspiration --- and to everyone’s surprise very quickly met someone who would inspire me for the rest of my life: Patricio. And when I say quickly, I mean quickly --- we got engaged 6 days after I arrived! My parents almost had heart attacks.

When we started planning our Big Fat Jewish Wedding, I was a bit overwhelmed. The more we dove into the customs and rituals, the more there was to learn. While we found it all fascinating, not everything we learned fit our point of view and values.

It was our first lesson in building our modern Jewish family: a Jewish wedding was something that we would have to shape, mold and make our own. 

When it came time for our ketubah (traditional Jewish marital contract), it was important to us that both the art and the text was something we could fully stand behind and proudly display in our home for the rest of our lives. Naturally, we decided to write our own text and of course I just had to paint it myself. Our ketubah was the first piece of Judaica I ever created. I didn’t come from a background of creating “Jewish art." I was a realist figurative portrait painter – at the time I was busy showing big figurative paintings in galleries.

But when the inspiration of my mystical new surroundings combined with our whirlwind romance, the colors practically jumped off my paintbrush and into an emotional, vibrant painting whose power surprised me. 


After our wedding, friends and friends of friends started asking me to make ketubahs and wedding invitations for them. And that’s how my art studio was born.  

Saying "I do" your own way

Planning a wedding, is a really big deal. I get it, I was there. Choosing your ketubah is one of the most important decisions you will make as an engaged couple --- because let’s be honest, it is one of the few things that will stay with you long after the wedding day. This is why I offer a wide selection of designs, all kinds of ketubah texts (including Interfaith, Reform, Conservative, Humanist, Orthodox and same-sex versions of all modern texts), and an “a la carte” approach to options and pricing. So, whether you want a hand-painted ketubah with papercut and liquid gold, or you are on a tight budget but still want your ketubah to be a show-stopper, I am here to hold your hand and be your partner through this process. I will personally make sure that ordering your ketubah is the most fun, easy, and meaningful part of wedding planning. Browse my ketubah collection, learn more about commissioning custom art, or browse gifts and blessings for the home, mezuzah cases, challah boards, and other unique finds!

And guess what else? At the start of every month I send out a free art gift that is not available on my website. Want to get yours? Get it here.

Meet our Team

Anna
I spend most of my days highly caffeinated and covered in paint. 
Those in my general vicinity are likely to find random paint brushes in unlikely places. 

Other fun facts:

• I was born in a country that doesn’t exist anymore -- I’ll let you guess where 

• I went to art school at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (aka SAIC) 

• Since getting married, Patricio and I have lived in 2 countries, 3 states, 5 cities, and 8 homes. We are going to settle down soon (we think, maybe).

• I have now shipped my art to customers on 6 continents (someone pinch me!)

Patricio

Patricio spends his days saving the world and his nights editing Hebrew texts for ketubahs.  

Other fun facts:

• Patricio speaks 3 languages fluently and one a little less fluently

•  He plays guitar and piano and likes to draw comics and political cartoons

• He was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and it instilled in him a love of Tango, Romance and Asado. 

Alma

Alma is our oldest daughter.  Her primary role in our business is to give many, many thoughtful opinions on all new art.   

Other fun facts:

• Alma is in third grade

•  She was born in Israel

• She loves coding, reading, writing, and wants to be either an artist or a human doctor when she grows up

Suri

Alma is our youngest daughter.  Her main roll in our business is to distract mommy as much as possible while she tries to work. 

Other fun facts:

• Suri is four years old

•  She was born in Texas

• She loves  painting, playing pretend, and snuggling. She also has "eagle eyes" which she can turn on and use to find anything anyone in our house loses.